Reading and EAD
Today we are going to learn the Gruffalo song.
Click on the link below to watch the author Julia Donaldson perform the song with her husband. As she sings the song Julia Donaldson is using sign language to match the words. Can you join in with her?
The lyrics are also shown below so you can sing along.
How do you think the Gruffalo would walk and talk?
Can you stomp around like a Gruffalo?
Today we are going to make some Gruffalo mud, this could get messy!
You might want to do this outside.
You will need:
Plastic toy animals
Measure 2 cups of flour into the bowl
Add 2 cups of water
Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
Keep stirring until the lumps disappear and the consistency is good for printing.
If it is too runny then add more flour, too dry add more water but this worked perfectly for Mrs Warren!
Then choose your animals to print with or you could use finger tips.
Dip them in the Gruffalo mud and press onto the paper.
Say the numbers in order as you print.
Which animal made the biggest/smallest footprints?
You could practise making shapes in your mud, can you draw a round shape, a straight line can you go up and down or side to side?
Can you jump like a Gruffalo?
Have a try at some of these jumps, you will need to listen carefully and copy your grown up.
Scissor jumps: land with one foot forward, then on the next jump switch feet
Cross jumps: land with feet crossed like an X, then apart, then crossed again
Duckie: land with heels apart, toes and knees pointed in; then on next jump, put heels together and toes and knees pointed out
Swing: land on one foot and swing the opposite leg out to the side, then switch on next jump.